Belarus after collapse of USSR

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by Aleksey Narko at WSB-NLU

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Belarus after collapse of USSR

  1. 1. Relations with big brother. Created by Aleksey Narko
  2. 2.   The history of Belarus is a story of domination by foreign powers, forced division and re-unification of the land, devastation during war and authoritarian rule following its 1991 independence. For more than 70 years Belarus was a part of USSR
  3. 3. Rise of a new state    The parliament of the republic declared the sovereignty of Belarus on 27 July 1990, and during the collapse of the Soviet Union, Belarus declared independence on 25 August 1991. On December 8, 1991, the Belavezha Accords was signed. For almost three years the country didn’t have president and was ruled by Supreme Council of the Republic of Belarus.
  4. 4.  Alexander Lukashenko becomes country's president in 1994.
  5. 5.  Belarus and Russia have been close trading partners and diplomatic allies since the breakup of the Soviet Union. Belarus is dependent on Russia for imports of raw materials and for its export market.
  6. 6.   The Union of Russia and Belarus, a supranational confederation, was established in a 1996– 1999 series of treaties that called for monetary union, equal rights, single citizenship, and a common foreign and defense policy. It is without completely merging the two governments, would strengthen economic, cultural, and political ties.
  7. 7. VS Belarus with Lukashenko as a president maneuvers quite well between West and East using a "carrot and stick policy" .
  8. 8. Thank you for attention!
  9. 9. Thank you for attention!

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